Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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No sound from HDMI audio output (NVIDIA)

I can't get audio out from HDMI for my HTPC. Using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS - KODIbuntu on Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 hardware with NVIDIA ION graphics. The problem appears to be that the PC doesn't recognize ...
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Volume control slider pops up at random 16.04 clean install

Volume control slider pops up at random several times a minute on the active desktop. Anyone seen this before or have a fix for it?
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System wide audio compression for video out to TV

My main issues is watching movies hooked up to my tv from my laptop. Unfortunately my laptop is older, and only has VGA out, so I need to use the headphone jack to the back of TV. The dialogue is way ...
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Realtek sound card + dual boot windows and ubuntu = not working properly

I have some big issues with my sound card. For instance when I boot up on windows and reboot and login into ubuntu, the sound does not work anymore. I have to shutdown my laptop and turn it on again ...
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No output on headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04

This question is quite frequent but still. The (few) other answered threads did not help. It used to work - it stoped at some point. I cannot point to the exact time, but it definitly worked with a ...
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Choppy Audio Playback With Clementine and VLC

Since I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 yesterday, music playback in VLC and Clementine started to be choppy. Starting to play a song, everything is fine for about 2 seconds until the stuttering begins ...
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IQ spreakers not working on ubuntu 15.10

First the laptop speakers are working but the external speakers I tried to use, don't work. The system doesn't detect them. Also I have tried to plug them in my mobile and work fine. The system ...
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16.04 Display and audio problems

After installing 16.04 (fresh install beta 2 + updates til now) I am experiencing werird problems with video and audio. Video: sometimes one (always only one) of the monitors turns off for a second ...
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How to Disable System beep in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the beep beep sound from my system on startup onwards, i have tried sudo modprobe pcspk (gives an output modprobe: FATAL: Module pcspk not found.) and edited ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't see my external usb audio interface

I have the Audient iD14 audio interface, and I was able to get it to work with Ubuntu 14. However, when I did a fresh new install of Ubuntu 16.04, it wouldn't even list it in the sound devices. The ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound is not working, cant update ALSA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop PC. My graphics Card is 780GTX, it is recognized and works. I updated to the 361 nvidia binaries driver. But the sound over HDMI doesnt work. The ...
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My Toshiba R830 wont play any sound, do I need drivers or else?

I just installed Ubuntu on my R830 but for some odd reason I dont hear any kind of sound. I dont know if it's driver based or if my speakers or even Soundcard just died on me for some weird reason. ...
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how to use a kernel patch?

I have a problem with my sound card and there is a patch on git that seem to repair my problem. here the patch But I don't know how to use patch. Someone can help me? edit :I saw that how to build ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 speakers get muted after 10 minutes

I have Kubuntu 15.10 with plasma KDE. Everything was working well, and at some point (I really tried hard to find out what exactly caused the problem) the speakers started getting muted. After the ...
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Unable to find microphone in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How do I install it, the front microphone option is also hidden, please help to resolve. I have already following the below links but was not able to resolve my problme with them: askubuntu.com - ...
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SoundCard isn't recognized at all

I just install ubuntu 16.04 on my HP pavilion x2 210. I don't have sound at all. In the settings the sound card is marked as dummy. On the HP website they give driver for realtek audio. but the driver ...
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Hotkeys to Switch Between Sound Devices

As the title suggests, is there any way to map hotkeys to switch where the audio is being routed to? I want to be able to do ctrl + page up to switch to a USB sound card, and ctrl + page down to ...
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16.04 ALSA / Radeon R9 380 HDMI Audio

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 15.10 to 16.04, and audio output from my GPU's HDMI port no longer seems to work at all. Output from alsa-info.sh can be found here, which includes aplay -l ...
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Windows / Ubuntu dual boot — different volume ranges and touch screen

I opened the Windows side of my computer recently to let it update and I noticed a few minor differences. One convenience is the marked sensitivity of the Touch Screen on Windows vs Ubuntu. As I ...
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Audio drops after a few minutes

Audio drops after a few minutes of music playback. After that if I run Audacious I get this error: ALSA error: snd_mixer_attach failed: No such file or directory.
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Pulseaudio USB Microphone

I have a USB webcam with a built in microphone. The microphone works and pulseaudio is able to detect it, but not listen to it, i.e. it acknowledges that it is there and lets me change the settings ...
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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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Audio issue with Ubuntu on my Chromebook - Please help

So I hacked the bios on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 to install Ubuntu. My first install went great. I circumvented the audio driver issues by replacing the sound config file with the open source ...
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AlsaMixer mistakes the speakers for the headphones

I've had no sound on my laptop speakers for a few weeks now. The only solution I found was going to AlsaMixer in the command line and unmuting the "Headphone" bar, then the speakers start to work, ...
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DualShock 4 controller audio over bluetooth?

Is there a way to stream game audio to the Dual Shock 4 controller over bluetooth in ubuntu?
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Fan Control - Toshiba Satellite e45DW -c4210

Fans constantly running and making a ton of noise, I tried doing sensor-detect and got this at the end: Sorry, no sensors were detected. This is relatively common on laptops, where thermal management ...
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No Audio on Lubuntu [booted alongside Windows]

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in Virtual Box on my Windows 7 desktop. Amd Sempron (TM) 145 Processor 1GB DDR2 800 MHz PC 6400 of total 4GB of system RAM Audio adapter ICH-Intel ...
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On reconfiguring hdajackretask after a clean install of 16.04 'Apply Now' to test would fail yet installing 'Boot Override' was successful

I performed a clean install of 16.04 yesterday and ran into a strange issue. I've followed this process in the past - ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 changes sound device after suspend, how to fix?

So my setup currently is using a monitor plugged into my laptop via HDMI and using the speakers in that for audio not the inbuilt laptop ones. When the machine boots it uses HDMI by default, but I ...
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Sound card doesn't support midi. How can I play midi output in real-time?

My sound card doesn't support midi, but I want to write music in TuxGuitar and listen to the midi output on the fly. Is there some program I can install to do this? Right now my workaround is to ...
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Need the drivers for a laptop model ASUS G752VL (Republic of Gamers) running Ubuntu 15.10

I've changed the hard drive in my computer from a Windows-loaded one to another one loaded with Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. However, after I have installed Ubuntu, I've noticed The trackpad doesn't work ...
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16.04 switches HDMI to Speakers after screen dims

I have following set-up of audio and video devices connected via HDMI cables: laptop --> AV receiver with speakers --> LCD display When my screen goes black due to inactivity, also sound ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 last week and the sound is not working. I ran sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then tried reinstalling: sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo ...
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Problems with Audio device (ALC-889) - Ubuntu 16.04

Okay I think I need some help with my on-board audio device and Ubuntu 16.04. My on-board Audio device according to sudo lspci is: *Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High ...
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firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
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Audio is not working in 16.04

this is my situation: With Mint 17.3 Mate I have the audio card (on the motherboard) recognized and perfectly configurated, Output via HDMI, and Input via HDMI. (Audacity just record what the tv ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Lenovo thinkpad SL500) inter speaker works but not external speaker

I just clean installed Ubuntu 16.04 but now the external speaker is not recognized, only the internal one is used, even though I've been using the external speaker for a very long time before ...
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BQ M10 Ubuntu Touch - Micro HDMI Not Outputting to TV

I'm trying to use my BQ M10 (Ubuntu Touch Tablet) with my 65 inch TV as the display. I purchased a GE brand "Mini + Micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter" from Walmart today and I have another adapter that ...
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Rhythmbox stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16

So, I had my Ubuntu 15 with Rhythm working fine. Then, as it was released, I upgraded to Ubuntu 16 and after that Rhythmbox stopped working. When I open it, or click in some audio file, it shows up ...
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BQ M10 - Issues with Bluetooth Playing Audio in Automobile

I was pleasantly surprised when I was actually able to bluetooth-connect my BQ M10 to the Stereo of a new automobile I'm renting this week (a Dodge Pickup Truck). However, it would repeat this cycle ...
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Clementine does not play after update to Xenial

After the update, Clementine does not want to play music any more. A dialog with this error pops up (the bold font is added): GStreamer could not create the element: gsettingsaudiosink. Please ...
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Cannot unmute and or increase volume after Ubuntu 16.04 installation

After a fresh installation of the Ubuntu 16.04 release, my sound was fine for a few minutes until I restarted the computer and I found it on mute. I cannot move the sound marke neither can I unmute. ...
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BQ M10 Music App - Creating Playlist of Folders

I have a number of audio programs that I've converted from cassette tape to MP3s. Each program is in its own folder and the file names go like this: 00 Introduction.mp3 01 Some Title.mp3 02 Some ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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How to set QMMP to play - not enqueue - with double click?

On Lubuntu 14.04.4 - When double-clicking on an MP3 file, I'd like it to rightaway load and play in QMMP, but instead it QMMP opens and then I have to click "play". If I right click an MP3 file and ...
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Audio reverts to S/PDIF

on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have no audio. My laptop is a HP Compaq CQ58-390SI and under audio I have only the option of Digital Output (S/PDIF) Built-in Audio. No other option of changing to the ...
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Jack Audio doesn't work after standby

I have a computer set up as an audio editing/mastering workstation. It draws a lot of power during idle, so I really prefer to put it into standby when I'm not using it; however, when I put it into ...
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xfce4-mixer is removed after Ubuntu update but microphone playback is still present

I used xfce4-mixer GUI on Lubuntu to have my microphone playback through my speakers/headphones for when I'm skyping. Since (L)Ubuntu updated to 16.04 the xfce4-mixer package got removed. Apparently, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...